Be safe and tell your kids to be safe

Discussion in 'The Eutrophic Zone' started by xcaret, Nov 7, 2018.

  1. xcaret

    xcaret Guest

    So a few rough edges in life...
    My son and another kid were robbed at gun point, a half block away from the school, broad daylight; two thugs took his iphone and airpods and demanded he deactivated icloud...
    We are glad he’s OK; I keep on telling him how to be aware of his surroundings but he tends to not listen much to my advise...
    Tell your kids not to immerse their minds into a small screen and always be aware of where they are walking.
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  2. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

    Damn, sorry to hear that.

    But seriously deactivating icloud? So I guess you can't track the phone or something? God damn criminals turning into tech support gurus.
  3. scuzy

    scuzy Supporting Member

    So they can resell the phone and activate it.

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  4. ashburn2k

    ashburn2k Webmaster Staff Member

    They can still tell apple to remote lock, or carrier to remote lock. But my fear is that the robber knows where your son hangs out and will come back for him.

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  5. tankguy

    tankguy Supporting Member

    I say the same thing. Beware of your surroundings. We had a attempted rape less than a mile from our place in Hayward. She was stabbed. Scary times
  6. Jeff Rehling

    Jeff Rehling Supporting Member

    Social and moral fabric of America is fraying
  7. Chromis

    Chromis Supporting Member

    Sorry to hear that. I’m keeping my kids away from shoot-em-up movies and games because I think the glorification/gamification of gun violence is at least partly responsible for the bad behavior many Americans develop around guns. I had to stop watching the Spy Who Dumped Me because of the gratuitous violence and even the kids cartoon Incredibles had an excess of gun and other violence. I really wish as part of all the restrictive bills people want to place/blame on gun control, someone would give movies gun ratings - the number of people who are shot during the movie.
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  8. Kensington Reefer

    Kensington Reefer Supporting Member

  9. Mozby

    Mozby Supporting Member

    Glad that your son was not hurt. Troubling times indeed.

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  10. Julius Chen

    Julius Chen Supporting Member

    I want more police action and tougher laws.

    I will ask my 16 year old to read this thread.
  11. glee

    glee BOD

    sorry to hear about this Mario. what school was this? i recommend posting on nextdoor to see if there are any neighbors with camera footage. there was some crime around my neighborhood recently and after a posting on nextdoor with camera footage released, many people came forward to help. the perp was arrested....but then released. i haven't seen him in our neighborhood since though.
  12. xcaret

    xcaret Guest

    Gateway HS/KIPP Academy; Scott @ Geary Blvd
  13. rygh

    rygh BOD

    Dang! That stinks.

    Unclear if things are really getting worse though, or if you just hear about it so much easier.

    Get the EMEI number from your carrier when you report it stolen.
    You might be able to lock it through
    I think there are some ways to get it blacklisted, plus put on a list if it is ever found.
    Should be info online for all of that.
  14. Mr. Ugly

    Mr. Ugly Past President

    Glad nobody got hurt. Awareness is a priority.

    With so much gun violence nowadays, one of my kung fu students recently had to go through an active shooter training at his workplace.

    During a roleplay, the majority of his coworkers ran from the shooter. He instead immediately went for the shooter. In that particular scenario, the trainers said that the coworkers “died” from getting shot while running. My student “survived”, though he ended up with a sprained finger and banged up knee from taking down the shooter.
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  15. Coral reefer

    Coral reefer Past President

    Did he actually get to "take someone down". Sounds like an interesting exercise.
  16. Mr. Ugly

    Mr. Ugly Past President

    Yes, that’s how he hurt himself. Not bad for a guy in his mid 40’s. He’s a pastor to boot.

    In kung fu, we say “guts, strength, and skill”. Meaning in that order of priority. He had the first two. Maybe a bit lacking on the third and so got hurt.
  17. Coral reefer

    Coral reefer Past President

    Didn't they have the shooter in like a padded suit? Or did he get hurt too?
  18. rygh

    rygh BOD

    Mythbusters did a fun episode of knife vs gun in a close fight.
    If memory serves:
    If you attack a shooter from 10' away:
    If he is ready, you will get there, but get shot.
    If he is not ready, you can actually win that fight.
  19. Flagg37

    Flagg37 Supporting Member

    Getting close enough to be able to do anything without getting shot is the hardest part.
  20. Mr. Ugly

    Mr. Ugly Past President

    Didn’t get all the details. He just sent a quick message to a mutual friend.

    Kung fu training really turned his life around, and periodically he’ll send a message regarding some situation where he credits the training for helping him.

    He was happy that he did “just like he was taught” and it worked for him.

    Knowing him, and from the description of his injuries, he probably closed the gap, grabbed the guy, and went for a takedown. He would have been faster if he just kicked the guy’s legs out while closing the gap.

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